Redevelopment Project Provides Jobs


October 16, 2020

YMCA Christchurch’s shovel ready project is generating 219 jobs. The project involves the redevelopment of YMCA’s centrally located city site. The first stage of the YMCA Christchurch’s central city site redevelopment is set to begin this week after being allocated $43 million of shovel-ready funding for the project. Located in the heart of Christchurch city, […]

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Statement on Cannabis Referendum


October 2, 2020

Dear YMCA friends and whanau, The YMCA of Christchurch would like to share with our stakeholders our position on the up and coming cannabis referendum. As an organisation we hold in our mission, purpose and cause a responsibility to sometimes speak up about issues that we believe could impact significantly on children, young people, families […]

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School Camps – Open Letter


August 28, 2020

WHAT IS GOING TO BUILD STRONG NEW ZEALANDERS TO FACE OUR UNPREDICTABLE FUTURE? This year has been one which has required huge resilience. The impact of the lockdown in March was particularly hard on children and young people – many of whom found the lack of social interaction with peers and teachers a massive adjustment. […]

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“Shovel Ready” for next 150 years


July 31, 2020

YMCA Christchurch has been allocated $43 million to undertake a major redevelopment on their central city site, with a central goal to make a tangible difference to children, young people and their families. CEO Josie Ogden Schroeder has led the organisation since 2008 – including managing the YMCA’s recovery post-quake. Admitting feeling a bit fatigued […]

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Media Release


April 24, 2020

YMCA CALLS FOR URGENT FISCAL SUPPORT FOR NOT FOR PROFIT SECTOR The YMCA is calling for urgent financial support for not for profit organisations. Established in 1855 the YMCA is New Zealand’s leading non-profit organisation, strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. It reaches 1.2 million people annually through its 12 national […]

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Covid-19 Update 24 March


March 24, 2020

Dear Members and Participants, In this unprecedented scenario of an Alert Level 4 – Eliminate, and the Government order for total closure of schools and non-essential services, the YMCA has closed ALL of our facilities with immediate effect, with the exception of Accommodation which will continue to offer a caring and safe harbour for around […]

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Covid-19 Update 16 March


March 16, 2020

Dear YMCA customers, The YMCA is following the advice of our authorities, including the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health and local/central Govt directives. At the moment we are proceeding with business as usual with a strong focus on hygiene and asking any participant, guest or staff person to stay home if they are unwell, […]

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